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Test Grids for Reliability analysis : Analysing interruptions and developing test grids based on Mälarenergi Elnät distribution grid

The purpose of this degree project is to examine power outages that has occurred during the years 2009 and 2016 on Mälarenergi Elnät distribution grid. Interruptions that has occurred on 10 kV voltage level and on overhead lines or underground cable was examined. The examined interruptions are based on the DARWin data from Mälarenergi Elnät. The examined interruptions resulted in four different test grids. Test grid A are overhead line grid in rural area, test grid B are mixed grid in rural area, test grid C are underground cable grid in semi urban area and test grid D are underground cable grid in urban area. Test grid C and D which have the highest customer density were then used for reliability analysis. The reliability analysis was performed using Microsoft Excel. The main focus for the reliability analysis were the impact of different sectioning times. Another focus for the reliability analysis was introducing breakers at key-points in test grid C. The primarily cause of interruptions on overhead line grids are weather related events and on underground cable grids it is digging and fabrication or material errors. It is concluded that with quicker sectioning times, the reliability of the grid increases linearly. The introduction of breakers at key-points in the grid results in increased reliability.
Date January 2017
CreatorsEld, Jonas, Melin, Jens
PublisherMälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik
Source SetsDiVA Archive at Upsalla University
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeStudent thesis, info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis, text

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